QEW United Nations Working Group
Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) has been a non-governmental organization (NGO) of the United Nations since 1999, holding four UN agency accreditations with the mission of bringing a spirit-led Quaker voice to UN deliberations on the environment. This page is an education hub for partners and friends who want to engage in, and learn about, the UN Working Group's work. Please visit and share the pages below.
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- Details on QEW's Work at the United Nations
- QEW UN Working Group Six Month Report: Oct 2016 - April 2017
- QEW UN Working Group Six Month Report: April 2016 - Oct 2016
- Advice and Query on Industrial Agriculture and Greenhouse Gases
UN International Decade for People of African Descent
In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. Around 200 million people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas. Many millions more live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent. Click to visit the UN's site.
An Earthcare Coalition of organizations from throughout the African Diaspora is working under the banner of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent to encourage people of African descent to own and make full use of the means of food production against the backdrop of climate change and resource depletion. Read about our work here.
- Concept Note for the UN WG Side and Parallel Events
- The UN Resolution establishing the UN International Decade for People of African Descent
- Food Sovereignty:
- Water depletion, displacement, and conflict issues
- Report: Range of Reactions to the Paris Climate Accord by David Millar